Tag Archives: Management

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6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Freelancer

Sometimes as the client isn't always right

Don’t find yourself as a client suddenly “fired” by your freelancer. Sometimes, the customer isn’t…

By Courtney Herring

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Why Management Is Not Leadership

It's vital to know the difference between the two

Although management and leadership are complementary, they are, by no means, the same thing. In…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Chairmen of the Board: 10 Most Powerful African Americans Directing U.S. Corporations

These leaders are forerunners of business and industry

As part of our BE Registry of Corporate Directors, BlackEnterprise.com reveals African American board chairmen…

By Kali Wilder

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Career Crisis? 5 Keys to Managing Through It

When the going gets tough, don’t leave…LEAD!

Proven advice from corporate executives who have managed crisis in ways that enabled them and…

By Caroline Clarke

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How to Build a Proactive Workforce

Study: Satisfied employees will aggressively help your business grow and succeed

Check out these tips on how to nurture a productive workforce at your business.

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Millionaire Businessman Talks Making the Jump from Employee to Entrepreneur

Leaving security of full-time job, Oscar Horton took a chance with a truck dealership

Over the following 13 years, the new team in place grew the company from $28…

By Alan Hughes

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

Spelman College's Beverly Tatum, Ph. D., will receive Barbara Graves Award

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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BE 100s: 5 Lessons On Attracting, Retaining Talent

Commonground founders share insights on diverse staff and collaborative environment

Operaters of one of the fastest-growing BE 100s agencies, Sherman Wright and Ahmad Islam of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Darden Restaurants CEO Stepping Down

Clarence Otis to leave post by the end of the year

According to reports, Clarence Otis is stepping down as CEO by the end of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Uber For Business Allows Companies To Expense Travel

On-demand, ride-hailing service is picking up steam

On-demand ride-hailing service Uber is picking up steam by introducing the Uber For Business opportunity…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Listen Up: 4 Ways to Improve Every Conversation

Upgrade your people skills and success with these steps

Here’s how to sharpen your conversational skills, upgrade your personal interactions—and your success.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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Study: Women Of Color Punished More For Hiring To Increase Diversity

White men get rewarded for similar actions, findings show

In an alarming study, women of color get punished by corporations for hiring diverse workers.…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Telmex Billionaire Carlos Slim Calls For Three-Day Workweek

World's second-richest man believes in a radical overhaul of how we work

Telmex CEO Carlos Slim, better known as the world’s second-richest man, recently told an audience…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Productivity: American Businesses Take Million-Dollar Losses in World Cup Fever

Embracing sporting events during work hours may be a bad idea

Yahoo Finance reports that the World Cup has cost American businesses $682 million in labor…

By Courtney Connley

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Jason Kidd Headed to the Milwaukee Bucks

Awkward weekend leads to Nets receiving 2 draft picks from Milwaukee

Kidd went to Brooklyn Nets management requesting a bigger executive role with the organization and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Coworker Beef: How to Manage Office Drama Without Losing Your Job

If you've fallen prey to the green-eyed monster, here's how to combat

Tips on how to deal with jealous feelings toward coworkers or superiors

By Janell Hazelwood

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Study: More Employers Plan to Rev Up Temp Hiring

Cities with most opportunity growth include Los Angeles and Chicago

CareerBuilder and Harris Poll study shows 42% of employers plan to hire temporary or contract…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Research Reveals IT Industry Challenges With Employee Retention

Findings come at time when African Americans and women still underrepresented

Recent survey reveals that the attractive points of entering and thriving in the IT industry…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beyond Brackets: Top 10 Most Bizarre Office Pools

From Chia pets to lying managers, these wages take the cake

With the NCAA underway, here are the top 10 most bizarre office pools according to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey Reveals 1 in 5 Workers Participate in March Madness Pools

Companies set to lose billions due to unproductive work hours during NCAA

Nineteen percent of workers participate in March Madness office pools, with financial services being top…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Study: Skills Gap Costing Companies Major Dollars

Employers cite compromised productivity and work quality

A CareerBuilder’s study on the effects of the skills gap on the U.S. labor market…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley Lands Post as Chair of Executive Leadership Council

Executive brings stellar global investment and business experience

Carla Harris, of Morgan Stanley, has been appointed chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC).

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Most Bizarre Employee Excuses for Being Late for Work

Survey reveals workers' elaborate tales---and some are actually true

CareerBuilder survey reveals unique reasons workers cite to their bosses for being late, with a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Top Staffing Challenges for Managers

Study reveals issues with employee retention and morale

According to new CareerBuilder findings, these are the top challenges in terms of human capital…

By Janell Hazelwood

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High Emotional Intelligence Linked to Effective Leadership

Knowing how to keep your cool can also increase salary potential

According to recent research by Talent Smart Inc., 90% of top performers have high emotional…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Business Leader Frank Savage Details 4 Steps to ‘How to Win at Life’

Successful executive shares what it takes to strive and thrive

Veteran financier shares the secrets of his success

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Is Narcissism the Key to Great Leadership?

A bit of self-absorbed super confidence can actually do some good

A study finds that, in moderation, being over-confident and self-centered can be a good leadership…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top 5 Most Annoying—And Productivity-Stealing— Personalities in a Meeting

Young professionals, learn how best to navigate an unavoidable part of business

As we all know, meetings are a prevalent and essential part of the business world.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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EVP/CAO of Nationwide Insurance Gale King: ‘Why Leadership Matters’

King discuss leading, business strategy and diversity

In a Black Enterprise Interview, Nationwide’s Gale V. King discusses her take on a number…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Global Woman of Power Lisa Opoku Talks Tips for Managers on Team Building

From the U.S. to Asia, this powerhouse brings diverse experience in stellar career

Global corporate powerhouse Lisa Opoku talks team-building and leadership tips for managers.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Handicaps: 5 Surefire Signs You Can’t Be Trusted at the Helm

These bad habits ensure you won't be next in line to be the boss

Want to be a leader and wondering why you’re passed over? Here’s five bad habits…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Investing In Yourself: 3 Ways to Meet the Cost of (Wanting to Be) A Boss

Young professionals, don't let lack of funds dictate your next boss move

As young professionals, sometimes pockets don’t match ambitions, posing a challenge for professional development. Here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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First Management Job? Here’s How to Rock It Out

5 steps to transition without a hitch

You’ve paid your dues, done stellar work, and brought revenues to the company. Now you’ve…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How Pres. William R. Harvey’s business approach produced an HBCU set for sustainable longevity

Hampton University president William Harvey gives candid insights on HBCU management efficiency and entrepreneurial innovation.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Degree Inflation: More Employers Raising Minimum Education Requirements for Job Candidates

In some industries, this practice reaps bigger revenue wins

A new study found that more employers are raising their candidate standards and that the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Get More Flex Time at Work

Try this strategy to get your ideal work schedule

Don’t know how to approach your boss to get flexible hours? Try this smart strategy.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: Many Employers Get Generous, Plan Holiday Bonuses

More than 40% expect to add extra coin to workers' pockets

A new Careerbuilder survey shows more than 40% of employers are planning to give employees…

By Janell Hazelwood

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On the Radar: Africa’s Leading Women in Business, Entertainment, Politics and Advocacy

The AWP Network highlights global powerhouses we all should watch

The AWP Network highlights global power women, some well-known and others under-the-radar, who we all…

By Janell Hazelwood

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You Better Recognize: How Lauding Your Employees Boosts Productivity

Offering more than a pat on the back can be good for company bottom line

Showing your workers appreciation can boost efficiency and productivity. Here’s how to do it without…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Privacy Wins: New Jersey Bosses Can’t Ask For Social Media Account Passwords

No more snooping into your private affairs, but what's public is still up for scrutiny

A law finally enacted in New Jersey prohibits employers from asking for workers’ social media…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Unfriend: How to Keep Your Boss Out of Your (Social Media) Business

You can approach that awkward moment with professional ease

So your boss is encouraging connection via social media and wants to follow your updates.…

By Jamie Harrison

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4 Smart Habits of Your Boss You Should Mimic

Many things your supervisor avoids doing are the most telling

Your boss can be a perfect source for leadership inspiration. And oftentimes it’s what he…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Recognizing and Managing the 5 Stages of Small Business Growth

Here's how to know whether your business is growing or not

Understanding the stages of small business growth and inherent problems can help you assess where…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Could Managers Learn a Thing or Two From Video Games? Apparently, Yes

Take a page from developers to entice millennials to excel in the workplace

One writer says that if managers can tap into the strategy game developers use, they…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job-Seeking Deal Breakers: Top Talent and Hiring Managers Weigh In

New study reflects turn offs for both companies and job candidates

In a new CareerBuilder survey, job seekers and hiring managers weigh in on deal breakers,…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Top Performers: All Roads Lead to Mindfulness

Re-evaluating the way you go about your tasks can lead to less stress on the job

How can we truly quiet our minds and produce great work, without falling victim to…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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What do Potential Employees Value Most in a Company?

Top Reasons Employees Leave Their Company

The reasons employees leave a company are more than just a paycheck

At the height of the recession, employees were more likely to stay put when they…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Push It to the Limit: How to Become the MVP of Your Company

Embrace the concept of 'stretchwork' to become better than average

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Have you been feeling as if you aren’t exactly where you deserve to…

By Antoine Moss

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Put in Work: 4 Habits of Creative People That Can Lead to Success

Take a cue from artists' and writers' discipline and routine

Writers and artists might be viewed as footloose and fancy free, but some of their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The Power of the Collab: 4 Smart Reasons to Partner Up

You can make bigger boss moves by having a team

Innovators should use discernment when offering ideas, but one writer says collaboration may be the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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7 Habits of Awesome Communicators

Check out these qualities of exemplary leaders with gift of gab

You may admire that awesome leader who has the gift of gab, but what’s behind…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Up on Game: 5 Ways to Keep Your Career Skills Fresh

Use this strategy to remain competitive in your industry

Awesome leaders know they have to continue to strengthen their career talents and skills. Here’s…

By Antoine Moss

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4 Savvy Ways Investing in Human Capital Equals Great Returns

Reverse poor people management with this strategy

You can reverse poor people management by using this strategy to invest in valuable human…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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8 Favorable Qualities—Outside of Work Experience—That’ll Get You Hired

Survey: Hiring managers take note of style, sense of humor to make choice

According to a CareerBuilder survey, managers take into account job candidates’ style, sense of humor…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 ‘Dumb’ Phrases Every Great Leader Should Avoid

Entrepreneur says these 'dumb' quips won't help any manager's plight for success

One writer says these top communication faux pas are often unnecessary and ineffective for manager…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership: The Art of Storytelling & Influence

Use this strategy to upgrade your communications and marketing skills

Key professionals often overlook the power of storytelling, not only in communications but in the…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Professional Longevity: Are You a Future-Proof Employee?

Here's what employers will be expecting from their workforce

Companies are increasingly looking to attract professionals who possess a range of interpersonal and networking…

By Sonia Alleyne

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9 Awesome Certifications to Make You More Marketable

What better way to become more competitive than upgrading your knowledge?

Nothing like more knowledge to boost your resume. Here are a few options to get…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Survey: Women Make Better Decisions in Management

Ability to make fair decisions cited as advantageous

According to report, women are better corporate leaders due to their ability to make fair…

By Sasha King

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Leadership Tip: Perks & Money Alone Won’t Retain Workers

But, these four key things will

In an era where 70% of workers are unhappy and disengaged, pay and benefits alone…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The 3 Types of Trust Leaders Need in the Workplace

To get ahead, learn what drives the crucial relationships in your organization

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Most people don’t fail at work because of incompetence. Most people who struggle in…

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Young Boss: How to Manage When Your Team is Older

Don't let age be a hindrance to leadership success

So you’re younger than your team, and you’re in charge. Here’s how to manage.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Wrong Shui: How Your Office Could Be Sabotaging Culture

As a leader looking to boost morale, maybe a change of decor is needed

As a leader looking to boost morale, maybe a change of decor is needed. One…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Management Tip: How to Facilitate Healthy Conflict in the Workplace

Avoiding disagreements or hiding from them can do more damage than good

Having conflict in the workplace isn’t always such a bad thing, but hands-off leadership in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Simple Truths About Stand-Out Leaders

Take a page from a winning playbook

These insights will help you get in tune with being an exemplary manager.

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Credibility 101: 4 Smart Reasons Saying ‘I Don’t Know’ Wins

As a leader, you don't always have to know it all

Sometimes as a leader, its okay not to have all the answers. Here’s why.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leading From Below: The Hard Truth About Managing Up

5 steps to increase your influence no matter your title

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In this special five-part BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, educator, corporate consultant and founder…

By Lisa A. Bing

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5 Hidden Traps of Transitioning into a New Leadership Role

Avoid these mishaps to start on the right foot

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa A. Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks…

By Lisa A. Bing

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Top 5 Reasons People Buy In to Dynamic Leaders

These qualities could make or break your influence

In a special BlackEnterprise.com series, Lisa Bing, founder of Bing Consulting Group Inc., talks the…

By Lisa A. Bing

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Survey: Employers Plan More Pay Raises in 2014

Mercer Survey finds higher pay raises for top-performers

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In a recent survey released by Mercer, pay raises are on the rise from…

By Joshua Perrin

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Month of the Man: MTA CDO Talks Leadership and Advancement for Young Professionals

Michael Garner details balancing roles and advice for career positioning

Michael Garner, chief diversity officer at New York City’s MTA, talks leadership under pressure and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Got Virtual Workers? Here’s How to Manage Them

Whether they're across the city or the globe, this strategy will keep things in line

If you’ve got professionals working from around your city or even across the globe, this…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief

New law could have impact on decisions of other states, cities

A new law passed by New York City requires business owners and companies to provide…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Boss from Hell? Learn How to ‘Manage Up’

Use this strategy to turn a toxic situation into a beneficial one

Sometimes you can’t just quit, and oftentimes you have to find the lesson in going…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Managers: Your ‘Inner Jerk’ Is Costing Your Company

Find out how to combat the stressed-out aggressor in you

Here are ways you can overcome your inner jerk and get winning results from your…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Signs You’re a Wanna-Be Leader

Check out these surefire indicators

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Many people feel they have what it takes to lead. From being super-confident…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Stay Sharp This Summer: 5 Affordable Online Courses

Web resources to help you beef up your skills---and your resume

These Web classes will help you beef up your skills and your resume.

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6 Steps to Refreshing and Recharging Your Career

Assess and fast-track your professional path with this strategy

It’s six months into 2013. Are you where you think you should be? Did you…

By Janell Hazelwood

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How to Recruit Young Leaders to Your Team

Creating a more attractive environment for innovation is key

You want to work with young innovators? Well, here’s how you make your environment more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black Men Winning: Top 4 Celebrity Boss Moves in Entertainment

A snapshot of male leaders of color changing the game

As part of BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man series, we highlight top celebrity boss moves…

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Solving a Mystery: The True Key to Leading People

How to get your workplace teams to spark innovation

Getting employees to perform to the utmost of their ability while driving forth the company’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Simple, Best-Kept Secrets to Career Success

Top tips from winning leaders

Here are the thing winning leaders know that keep them ahead the game—the so-called secrets…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Trends in Corporate Team-Building: Extreme Employee Excursions

Report says global trips help companies boost retention

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Can you imagine your boss sending you across the globe to help with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Workoholics: How to Manage Their Mania

New study details how to create a win-win environment

New study details how to effectively manage workaholics so that its a win-win situation for…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Beware Toxic Employess

5 Things Terrible Coworkers Say

Heed this advice to avoid toxic environments

Heed this advice or be doomed to embarrassment, toxic work environments and stress.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Tip: How to Turn an Awesome Worker Into a Stellar Manager

Empowering subordinates can lead to long-term wins

As the boss, you’re only as good as your team. Coaching subordinates to take on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Job Seekers: 3 Vital Interview Questions That Tell All

Employers take cues from your answers, so don't be on the losing side

Prospective employers take cues from the way you answer these key questions, so take a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Office Woes: How to Handle a Career-Stifling Boss

If your manager is hindering your advancement, try these power plays

Great leaders know that if their team is strong and growing, so will they be.…

By James Walker

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Final ‘Scandal’ Power Play: 5 Winning Leadership Strategies of Olivia Pope

As we're set to say goodbye to season 2, here are top lessons for Gladiators

As many are set to tune to “Scandal” for its season 2 finale, we take…

By Shaun Spearmon

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10 Smart Ways to Manage Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Career

Apply similar rules of thumb for your professional portfolio

Your financial portfolio is not the only thing that needs constant upkeep and updating. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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6 Deadly Sins of Ineffective Bosses

Mistakes that could cost you team morale and your bottom line

These unprofessional mistakes could cost you team productivity—and your bottom line.

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5 Savvy Ways to Recruit Awesome Talent

This strategy will help you attract best of the best

With this strategy, whether you’re the boss, human resources professional or recruiter, you’ll get the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Popularity vs. Proficiency: How Managers Can Motivate Teams for Effective Leadership

Sure, you want to be likeable, but productivity should be No. 1

As a boss, you want to be liked, but popularity shouldn’t trump productivity goals. Here’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Leadership Fail: Top Worst Management Strategies

Traditional fads may have stood the test of time, but some are obsolete

In terms of management, fad can come and go, but some ineffective ones have stood…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Savvy Ways to Turn Career Flops Into Long-Term Wins

Learning lessons from loss can ensure you continue advancing and growing

It’s OK to try and fail, but the key is to take the lesson and…

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Managers and Leaders: How to Shine at Any Work Meeting

You can come out a winner no matter what the occasion

With meetings being a necessary part of doing business, here are tips for how you…

By Antoine Moss

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Managing Excuses: How to Increase Accountability in the Office

You can better evaluate what can become a productivity killer

Excuses can be legitimate but when used repetitively, they can be a major hindrance to…

By Sasha King

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9 Savvy Ways to Conquer a Workday of Chaos

Sail through hell days at the office with ease

Sometimes, the days can get more than hectic in the office. Here’s how to sail…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Management Lessons from Korea’s Top Entertainer Psy

Beyond the dance craze, you can have 'Gangnam Style' success in leadership

When it comes to Gangnam Style, you may think of a viral dance craze, but…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Savvy Ways to Say No … Without Uttering the Word

Whether you're just passive aggressive or dread the decline, use this strategy

Whether you’re terrible at being direct or you can’t afford to lose your job, here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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3 Work-Life Balance Tips for the Extreme Workaholic

Get your balance back with these quick tips

If you’re constantly using personal time for work, it may be time to turn the…

By Sasha King

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Passive Pushover? Here’s How You Can Still Win

Stop the nonsense and take these steps to authoritative leadership

Being passive can lead to toxic office issues including conflict and slack productivity, but here…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Publishing Powerhouse Uses Strategic Partnerships to Build an Empire

Rolling Out founder Munson Steed talks road to success

This multimedia power player has been able to use business savvy as well as forge…

By Tomika Anderson

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3 Myths About Successful Startup Cultures

Advance Your Career With A Strong Company Culture

How a company culture will lead to career success

Creating the right company environment is key for managers and leaders who want to keep…

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Recruiters: Here’s How to Attract More Young Leaders

Attract millennial innovators with these quick tips

You want millennial innovators to work for your company? Well, it’s not always about what…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Typical Business Mistakes to Avoid

Leadership Tip: Let Employees Take Risks and Make Mistakes

Steps that can be taken to make the most of employee snafus

Sometimes lessons learned from moments of weakness on the job can benefit the bottom line.

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How Managers Can Help Employees Handle Crisis

Here's how you can help workers dealing with aftermath of tragedy

In the wake of the tragic recent events in Boston, professionals are coping with loss…

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7 Smart Ways to Be More Productive Online

Spend time wisely while you're on the Web

Oftentimes, reports focus on how workers are unproductive while at work, loafing around the Internet.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hiring Choices: Quiet Neurotic May Be Better Bet Than Highly Visible Extrovert

Study: 'Withdrawn' personality may actually be asset to team dynamics

Study shows neurotic personality may be a better bet for team success in the workplace…

By Sasha King

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6 Smart Ways to Attract Quality Interns

Get the best talent to start their career at your company

These tactics will ensure you attract the top young talent to work for your company

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10 Ways to Be A More Effective Listener

How to use your listening skills to further your career

Will you’re a great listener, you’re often a great leader. Here’s a strategy to tune…

By Sasha King

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Power Women: 5 Steps to Succeed in a Male-Dominated Field

Don't crumble under pressure. Use this strategy

These tips will ensure you don’t crumble under the pressure as a woman among men.

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14 Reasons You’re Public Enemy No. 1 at Work

Top leadership weaknesses that could cost you respect---and your job

So, you could be the reason no one respects you at work. Take a look…

By Janell Hazelwood

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5 Reasons You’re More Trustworthy Than Your Manager

Consumers more apt to trust workers than those in charge

Study shows that consumers do not trust those in upper management. Here’s why.

By Sasha King

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5 Ways to Take the Annoyance Factor Out of Conference Calls

Try these steps to make it that much more effective, less stressful

Dependent almost entirely on technology, this type of meeting can become a fail fairly quickly.…

By Sasha King

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Employee From Hell: 7 Signs It’s Not Them … It’s You

Steer clear of habits that will tarnish your professional rep

Take a look at managers’ least favorite professional qualities and how you can steer clear…

By Courtney Connley

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5 Traits to Avoid For Better Management Skills

A poor leader is someone who “does not prepare their business for today’s challenges or tomorrow’s opportunities.” - Michelle Benjamin

Strong leaders are essential for successful business growth. They may not be the foundation, but…

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Boss Moves: 7 Steps to Leading an Effective Meeting

Put your leadership skills to the test

Oftentimes, the key to results after a meeting is a direct result of how it…

By Sasha King

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Managament Material: 5 Habits Keeping You From Your Promotion

Turn these around so you can truly win in the workplace

So you want to be promoted to call the shots and be the boss. Well,…

By Courtney Connley

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The Brown Thrasher Effect: 6 Leadership Styles And How to Work Them

Diversifying your management strategy can lead to winning results

Successful leaders and managers often combine styles of leadership to maximize talents of teams. Here’s…

By Amanda A. Ebokosia

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Never Out of Style: 8 Old-School Business Practices That Rock

Some fundamentals don't need to change with the times

True, innovation is key, but some fundamentals shouldn’t change with the times. These key rules…

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Memo to Bosses: Employee Appreciation Day Should Be Year-Round

How to build team morale today---and throughout the year

Sometimes it takes more than just a paycheck or a promotion to know that you’re…

By Sasha King

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Management Mojo: How To Best Maximize Your Team’s Talents

Ways to unite---not polarize--- your team in the workplace

Here are a few tips on how to maximize talents of your team, whether you’re…

By Sasha King

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How to Effectively Manage a Virtual Team

This strategy will help you balance global employees

Check out a few tips on assembling and managing virtual teams.

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Slashing Costs, Not Innovation: How a Virtual Team Can Benefit Your Business

Study shows advantages and risks of the management model

Study by Chronos Consulting explores the risks and advantages of leading virtual teams.

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First-Time Manager? Here Are Three Steps to Success

Lead confidently and boldly for ultimate advancement

Consider these tips to help you reach your maximum potential as a newbie.

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5 Ways to Be the Best Leader When All Hell Breaks Loose

Crisis management is a top trait of effective leadership

Learn 5 steps to effective crisis management and gain respect of your team.

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Small Businesses: How to Think Outside the Financing Box

Even in tight times, there are ways to keep your company prosperous

Though financing options can be limited, there are several funding alternatives that will keep your…

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7 Deadly Sins of Management Professionals

Don't let these vices derail your team--- and career--- success

As a manager, appropriate leadership is key. Stay away from these common power vices in…

By Aisha M. Taylor

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Charismatic Leadership: 5 Steps to Boost Your Career Success

Strengthen your "it" factor for ultimate achievement

Charismatic leadership. It’s that dynamic, magnetic “it” factor. Some have it, and some don’t. Here’s…

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Toxic Management: 5 Signs of Passive Aggressive Leadership

In the office, direct authority can ensure effective team performance

Here are five signs of passive aggressive management and how you can either correct it…

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Top 10 Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

Don't leave without getting key insights about a prospective employer

Before you leave the job interview with the thought that you aced it, here are…

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5 Leadership Lessons to Move Your Business Forward

Learn how to effectively manage your business from a top ranking general in the US Marine Corp

Management, organizational and leadership advice from a Lt. General Walter E. Gaskin, Deputy Chairman of…

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Misses with Attitude: Mastering the Poker Face for Career Success

Don't let emotions on the sleeve be your handicap in the workplace

Don’t let emotions on the sleeve be your handicap in the workplace

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10 Things Bad Managers Say at the Office

Common blunders that can wreck work morale and productivity

Some of the most common workplace mistakes are made just by the slip of a…

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3 Ways to Manage the Opinions of Others

When it comes to business or your career you can't listen to just anybody

Just because everyone has an opinion on your career path of business does not mean…

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NBA Coach Avery Johnson’s Leadership Lessons

Nets coach offers insightful advice on inspiring and turning your team around

The NJ Nets coach tells how to take your team from worst to first

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Power Moves: 6 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Obama’s Bin Laden Raid

Our commander-in-chief’s strategic approach offer tips to achieving your business success

Obama’s oversight of the daring raid to capture and kill Osama bin Laden offers a…

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Being the Boss: 3 Imperatives to Great Leadership

Harvard professor and author Linda Hill tells entrepreneurs why real management is about influence

Leadership isn’t about getting things done yourself – it’s about accomplishing things through others, says…

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How to Deal with the Boss From Hell

See why managing up could be your way out

See why managing up could be your way out

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Food Biz: Five Tips for Taking Over A Restaurant

Information, advice, and everything an entrepreneur needs to know about the food business

If you take over an existing restaurant or food business you can end up finding…

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Quiz: Is it Constructive Feedback or Hating?

Answer these questions to find out whether you know the difference

Constructive criticism from others can help us improve different areas of our lives, but sometimes…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Dartmouth Program Helps Entrepreneurs Avoid Fatal Missteps

Minority-focused sessions give black business owners tools for success

The hills of New Hampshire are perhaps the last place one would expect a minority-focused…

By Alan Hughes

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Insubordination: How to Handle an Employee Violation

Properly protect your company's morale, work environment

Carl C. Jefferson, national president of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Building Security for Business Success

Savvy CEO tells how to get the most out of your business

Mary Parker, president and CEO of All(n)1 Security, grew her company from one woman at…

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To Be the Best, Recruit the Best

Great leaders aren't afraid to hire people who are smarter and more talented than they are

If you are the smartest, most talented, most expert on a team that YOU assembled–YOU…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Six Ways to Spur Employee Creativity

Strategies for keeping your workers productive

Times are tough, and your employees are feeling the pinch brought on by the faltering…

By Bridget McCrea

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An entrepreneur learns it's never too late to right a wrong and pursue a passion

Doreen Motton says she knows how it feels to hit rock bottom: It hurts. Feelings…

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